Wales, Uruguay and Czech Republic feature in 2018 China Cup

Wales, Uruguay and Czech Republic confirm their participation at the China Cup with host China next March, the Chinese Football Association has announced.

The tournament will be held in Nanning as the preparation for China, who are coached by former World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, for 2019 Asian Cup finals in early 2019.

“The China Cup will provide our national team with more opportunities to play with top foreign teams while also giving fans the chance to enjoy top level football at home,” Qi Jun, the CFA’s director of competitions, said in a statement, as reported by Reuters.

”The competition is scheduled from March 19-27, which fits with the FIFA international match days and means all participating teams can acquire many ranking points and, to achieve this, they will send their best line-ups.”